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Tiago8v

500w PSU for Ryzen 3700x build

10 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

The problem is that the board needs the 24pins, 8 and 4, and most psu comes with only 24 and 4+4... :|

The secondary 4pin CPU is optional, not required. I really wish motherboard manufacturers would clearly state this...

https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/450w-500w-550w

19 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

Budget, it's hard to say... less than possible... I've already spent too much on the PC and my wife will kill me. lol

Some cheaper ones to keep the wife happy (and you alive):
https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-bitfenix-formula-450w-80-gold-bp-fm450ulag-9r

https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-corsair-cx-550w-80-bronze-cp-9020121-eu

And the Bitfenix Whisper M 550w for 80 euro is a good unit if your wife will forgive you.
https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-modular-bitfenix-whisper-m-550w-80-gold-bp-wg550umag-9fm

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Posted Original PosterOP

Hey guys, I'm upgrading my i5 2500k build, to this:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x

RAM: 2x8Gb 3600cl16

MOBO:聽MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

On the current build (that I will keep馃槥

1x gtx 1060 6gb rog strix oc

1x samsung 250gb evo plus

1x sdd kingston A400 120gb

1x sdd kingston A400 960gb

1x hdd 2tb

and like 6 rgb fans and 1 rgb strip with 2 meters or so

My current PSU is 500w, working since the 2500k came out... is 500w enought? Should I also upgrade it? Or keep it for a while to save a few money.

What's your advice on the subject?

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1 minute ago, Tiago8v said:

My current PSU is 500w, working since the 2500k came out... is 500w enought? Should I also upgrade it? Or keep it for a while to save a few money.

What's your advice on the subject?

Which 500w PSU? Make and model.

If you purchased it when the i5 2500K came out that would make it 8 years old, so I would recommend replacing it regardless.


CPU: Intel i7 6700k聽 | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Which 500w PSU? Make and model.

If you purchased it when the i5 2500K came out that would make it 8 years old, so I would recommend replacing it regardless.

Sorry, you're right...

It's a...聽OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W

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5 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W

This was a pretty underwhelming unit back in 2012, very much likely garbage by today's standards (without offense :3)

But seriously like stated above, if you're doing such an upgrade with the latest and greatest hardware you should ensure it's safety with a more up-to-date unit... strongly recommend you to replace it and we can help you if you tell us your budget and options.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:聽 Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz聽 |~|Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|聽 MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~|聽Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3|~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~|Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~|聽MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:聽 SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~|Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini|~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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3 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

It's a...聽OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W

Yeah, should replace it with a new unit.

To answer your earlier question, 500w would be more than enough for a system with a 3700x + GTX 1060. The GTX1060 is a fairly low powered card, only needing around 125w or so. Total system power consumption should be under 300w.


CPU: Intel i7 6700k聽 | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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7 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

This was a pretty underwhelming unit back in 2012, very much likely garbage by today's standards (without offense :3)

But seriously like stated above, if you're doing such an upgrade with the latest and greatest hardware you should ensure it's safety with a more up-to-date unit... strongly recommend you to replace it and we can help you if you tell us your budget and options.

6 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Yeah, should replace it with a new unit.

To answer your earlier question, 500w would be more than enough for a system with a 3700x + GTX 1060. The GTX1060 is a fairly low powered card, only needing around 125w or so. Total system power consumption should be under 300w.

Yeah, I will do it! :)
Thanks for the opinion!!

I will use it now, and change it asap. :)

Because the stuff will arrive today, and I still have to choose and buy the new psu... and I'm too damn聽excited聽to wait!聽xD

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5 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

No, not really.

Link to the store you're looking at buying from? Budget?


CPU: Intel i7 6700k聽 | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

No, not really.

Link to the store you're looking at buying from? Budget?

It's here in portugal,聽globaldata.pt聽direct link to psu page聽https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/550w-600w-620w-650w-700w-750w

Is it that bad? :S

Budget, it's hard to say... less than possible... I've already spent too much on the PC and my wife will kill me. lol

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The problem is that the board needs the 24pins, 8 and 4, and most psu comes with only 24 and 4+4... :|

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10 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

The problem is that the board needs the 24pins, 8 and 4, and most psu comes with only 24 and 4+4... :|

The secondary 4pin CPU is optional, not required. I really wish motherboard manufacturers would clearly state this...

https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/450w-500w-550w

19 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

Budget, it's hard to say... less than possible... I've already spent too much on the PC and my wife will kill me. lol

Some cheaper ones to keep the wife happy (and you alive):
https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-bitfenix-formula-450w-80-gold-bp-fm450ulag-9r

https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-corsair-cx-550w-80-bronze-cp-9020121-eu

And the Bitfenix Whisper M 550w for 80 euro is a good unit if your wife will forgive you.
https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-modular-bitfenix-whisper-m-550w-80-gold-bp-wg550umag-9fm


CPU: Intel i7 6700k聽 | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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5 minutes ago, Spotty said:

The secondary 4pin CPU is optional, not required. I really wish motherboard manufacturers would clearly state this...

https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/450w-500w-550w

Some cheaper ones to keep the wife happy (and you alive):
https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-bitfenix-formula-450w-80-gold-bp-fm450ulag-9r

https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-corsair-cx-550w-80-bronze-cp-9020121-eu

And the Bitfenix Whisper M 550w for 80 euro is a good unit if your wife will forgive you.
https://www.globaldata.pt/componentes/fontes/fonte-modular-bitfenix-whisper-m-550w-80-gold-bp-wg550umag-9fm

Lmao with the wife statments. xD

What brings the aditional 4pin connector, anything good?

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Spotty, you are a life saver... thanks for the work you had with me. I think I will go to the Whisper, and deal with my wife later. :P聽#yolo
Most probably you wont ear about me again (it's what happens when we mess with out wifes) hahaha

Thank you so much!聽

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24 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

What brings the aditional 4pin connector, anything good?

Nothing, really. The 8pin EPS12V cable is capable of supplying more than enough power for a CPU like the Ryzen 3700X. You might want to use it if you were putting a 3900x (or 3950x) under LN2 and overclocking it, or maybe if you want to spread the load across multiple rails on multi-rail PSUs, but other than that it's really just there because people think more CPU power connectors = must be better overclocking.


CPU: Intel i7 6700k聽 | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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23 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Nothing, really. The 8pin EPS12V cable is capable of supplying more than enough power for a CPU like the Ryzen 3700X. You might want to use it if you were putting a 3900x (or 3950x) under LN2 and overclocking it, or maybe if you want to spread the load across multiple rails on multi-rail PSUs, but other than that it's really just there because people think more CPU power connectors = must be better overclocking.

And it isn't? :|

I also only see 750w+ with that kinda pins.聽:(

Should I save more money and get one with it?

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24 minutes ago, Tiago8v said:

And it isn't? :|

I also only see 750w+ with that kinda pins.聽:(

Should I save more money and get one with it?

No.
8pin = Enough power for your CPU

No need for 750w+ PSUs


CPU: Intel i7 6700k聽 | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 5 | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Corsair H100i AIO | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB | HDD: Seagate Ironwolf 8TB + 2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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3 minutes ago, Spotty said:

No.
8pin = Enough power for your CPU

No need for 750w+ PSUs

Ok :)

Thanks!

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